The Leawood-based opeartor of a global ATM network, money transfer business and electronic payment business said its revenues grew by 12 percent and profits got an added boost from selling its shares in Visa Europe to Visa Inc. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union will not hurt business meaningfully.
Snodgrass Partners has expanded into the sports world with a new tennis employment division that matches NCAA Division I programs with coaches and racquet clubs and resorts with pros and high-level administrators. It will also offer consulting on facilities, fundraising and player programs.
Bryan and Kim Engelman have been busy providing this method of heat relief by renting inflatable watersides and other products through their business, KidZone Kansas City. The Engelmans operate the inflatable rental business out of their Overland Park home.
The Overland Park-based mutual fund company said it continued to see a decline in the assets it manages for clients. Severance and other costs tied to an expense reduction effort added to the quarterly drop in profits.
Overland Park-based Compass said its salt business posted higher earnings and sales but not enough to offset sharp declines in its plant nutrition business. The decline in total revenues was 7.7 percent compared with a year ago.
Residents of Blackburn, Mo., are alarmed that a broken spillway is draining the small lake they use for fighting fires. The pond is owned by Kansas City Southern, and the railway said it is not obligated to fix the dam.
Verizon's deal for Yahoo could give the phone company a stronger foothold in digital advertising as it takes what it knows about its customers' whereabouts and combines that with Yahoo's popular destinations and AOL's advertising expertise.
The company added 377,000 subscribers in the second quarter, including 173,000 of the most valuable phone customers. Moreover, the gains came at the expense of each of Sprint’s national rivals, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. CEO Marcelo Claure promises an end to the company’s long-running half-off rate plan promotion “in the not so distant future.”
Passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport is up 6 percent through the first half of 2016 compared with a year earlier, the city’s Aviation Department said Monday. The department reported that 5.3 million travelers arrived or departed through KCI in the first six months of this year.
Summer can seem like the perfect time to work on improving your yard, but when the mercury hits triple digits, it’s time to head inside. So put that outdoor landscaping project on hold and revamp a room that’s dragging your spirits down. With seasonal deals coming up, you can alter a space at a minimal cost.
Sprint has brought 100 families to the Kansas City area by hiring new employees from all over the world. On Saturday, they got a welcome party from CEO Marcelo Claure. "It gives me a chance to meet their families," he said. "I think Monday when we all come back to work, we're a happier family and we're all more energized."
Mark DavisThe Kansas City Star
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